The next challenger — after Patricio Pitbull, set to rematch A.J. McKee later this year — for Bellator’s featherweight title was set to be named Friday, in the main event of Bellator 276.
The St. Louis card found the surging Mads Burnell, unbeaten since exiting the UFC a few years back, paired up with the explosive Adam Borics in a match-up that had a high probability for fireworks.
Of course, Borics had been here before. Last August, he was booked into a title eliminator against Jay Jay Wilson, only for Wilson to miss weight — with the fight later scrapped as a result. There were no such hiccups at Friday’s weigh-in, however.
In the co-main event of what had been promoted as a double bill, meanwhile, Julius Anglickas, who recently stepped up as an alternate to face 205lb champ Vadim Nemkov in the light heavyweight grand prix, was paired up with ex-champ Phil Davis. Anglickas would have the hometown advantage, and was looking to get back in the win column.
A victory for Davis could do wonders for “Mr. Wonderful” in terms of landing him another shot at gold.
Full results from Bellator 276, which takes place at the Family Arena in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, March 12, 2022 can be found below. A live stream of the preliminary card can be found at the top of the page; the main card also streams live in the embed above, where available.
Bellator 276: Borics vs. Burnell Results
Adam Borics def. Mads Burnell by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 49-46)
Phil Davis def. Julius Anglickas by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Johnny Eblen def. John Salter by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Jay Jay Wilson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Alex Polizzi def. Jose Augusto by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 3, 0:49
Romero Cotton def. Freddy Sandoval by TKO, Round 1, 1:39
Diana Avsaragova def. Kyra Batara by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cody Law def. James Adcock by knockout, Round 1, 1:17
Roman Faraldo def. Kelvin Rayford by TKO, Round 1, 0:44
Jordan Howard def. Trevor Ward by TKO, Round 2, 3:24
Nico Alcaraz def. Stanton Ketcherside by Submission (americana), Round 2 2:00 — Amateur bout